General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
5 days and 4 nights
Austria (Vienna)
Ireland (Dublin)

Description

 

Opera, Art & Palaces in Vienna

With Turandot in the Vienna Volksoper

4-nights, only €1149pps
Departing 18 June 2022

Direct flights from Ireland

 

BOOKING DEPOSIT  ONLY 150 EURO PER PERSON


 

Low Booking Deposit €150pp * Flexible Booking Conditions

 
In its magnificent setting on the beautiful Danube, Vienna more than lives up to its centuries old tradition of civilised culture. Beautiful buildings of many architectural styles including beautiful palaces, ancient streets, public gardens and street cafes make it one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Serious music lovers have long considered Vienna to be one of Europe’s premier music destinations. No other city has been home to so many composers of international renown: some, such as Schubert, Strauss, Schoenberg and Berg were born there, others, such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms and Mahler chose to live there.
 
Discover more of Vienna. Luxuriate in a magical opera evening at the Vienna Volksoper. Explore stunning art at the Belvedere Palace Museum, take a guide tour of the Secession Museum and see Beethovenfrfies from Gustav Klimt, visit the Klimt Villa.   See Vienna on foot pn an Art Nouveau walking tour, see the backstage working of the Vienna State Opera on a backstage tour and admire the stunning rooms of the Schonbrunn Palace. Whether or not you have been to Vienna before, this tour is sure to show you undiscovered treasures and will show you the best of the city.

Program

Day 1

Flight departs Dublin at 12:45 and arrives in Vienna at 16:30 (flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).

On arrival in Vienna, you will meet your local Viennese guide for private coach transfer to the
4* Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel where you will stay for 4-nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel is only a short walk from the Belvedere Palace. Rooms were renovated in 2013 in contemporary design and offer modern conveniences.
The hotel’s Borromäus Restaurant offers both Austrian and International dishes. The famous Ringstraße Boulevard and city centre are within walking distance.

Evening dinner in hotel.

Day 2

Today’s tour begins with a visit to the gardens and Palaces of Schloss Belvedere. Built for Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Belvedere constitutes one of the finest art galleries in Vienna and now houses the Museum of Austrian Art with paintings by Klimt and Schiele. We take a guided tour of the Upper Belvedere.

Continuing the art theme, the tour moves to the Secession Museum. The Secession was built in 1898 and currently contains Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, considered one of Klimt’s key works and a highlight of Viennese Art Nouveau. See the Secessions masterpieces on a guided tour and learn the history behind the art.

Visit Hietzing where we have included a coffee/lunch stop. Visit the Klimt Villa and immerse yourself in the world of Vienna's most famous Secessionist. The suburb of Heitzing houses the 1920’s neo-baroque villa was the artists last studio where he worked from 1911 to 1918. Followed by a visit to the Heitzing cemetery where you can visit the graves of Klimt and Wagner.

Tour duration: approximately 8 hours

Evening dinner in hotel.

Day 3

Vienna, one of the most beautiful of Europe's historic and cultural cities, offers many fascinating buildings and today we take a short panoramic tour by bus followed by a Art Nouveu walking tour (1.5 hours) in the Old City. You will start from Schwedenplatz, Hoher Markt with Art Nouveau "Anker clock", then see the "Zacherlhaus" by Josef Plecnik, then Graben with houses by Otto Wagner, Artaria-Haus by Max Fabiani on Kohlmarkt, walking by Demel Patisserie (famous sugar-cast
artwork in the shop window), then by Loos Haus on Michaelerplatz and walking by the Spanish Riding School to the Gerstner coffee house, wher the tour stops for a coffee break before continuing the walk to the State Opera House for an interior visit.

Tour duration: approximately 5 hours.

Evening dinner in hotel.

After dinner, depart by coach with your local guide for the Vienna Volksoper for the evening performance of Turandot. With category 1 tickets.

Day 4
Today, admire the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the lavish summer home of the Habsburgs. Explore the staterooms where the royals lived and learn about its fascinating history from an expert guide.
Tour duration: approximately 3 hours.
The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the city sights independently. Perhaps take in one of Vienna’s world class museums or Art Galleries, or simply visit one of the city’s renowned coffee houses and watch the world go by.

Evening dinner in hotel.

Day 5
Coach transfer to airport for return flight. Flight departs Vienna at 16:10 and arrives in Dublin at 17:55 (flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).

Price includes

• Return scheduled flight from Dublin
• Four-nights in the four-star Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel with breakfast
• Four dinners and two coffee breaks
• Full day excursion; visit the magnificant Belvedere Palace and take a guided tour of the Upper Belvedere. Visit the Secession Museum, Hietzing and the Klimt Villa
• Half day excursion; start the day with a short panoramic city tour by bus followed by our Art Nouveau walking tour and see the inner workings of the Vienna State Opera on a backstage tour
• Explore the stunning Schonbrunn Palace
• Turandot in the Vienna Volksoper (with category 1 tickets)
• Private coach and guide assistance for all transfers and excursions

Price does not include

• Travel Insurance
IFC strongly recommends travel insurance and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check www.ehic.ie for more information. IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check

• Checked-in luggage
One standard piece of luggage is included in your tour price. (10 kilos). Checked in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel, prices may vary. Please note this must be booked with a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. Bags booked within 14 days prior to travel will incur an administration fee of €25 per piece.

Notes:

Single Room supplement 279 euro

Booking Deposit
Booking deposit is €150 pp. Second deposit of €150 due 01 November 2021. Remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to departure date. No credit card charge on deposit payments.

Hotel Rating
Please note that our hotel rating is a reflection of how the property compares to the industry standard in Vienna in relation to when it comes to price, facilities and services offered by the hotel.

Passport
It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport. EU passport holders do not require a visa to travel within the EU. As a rule of thumb for European travel your passport should be valid until your intended date of return to Ireland. For travel outside the EU a validity of a minimum of 6 months beyond your return date is required. A visa may be needed for your holiday and information regarding this will be sent closer to travel.

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
• Social distancing as per local guidelines throughout experience
• Regularly sanitised transportation vehicles
• Guides required to regularly wash hands regularly



Please note that dates are provisional and that the itinerary is subject to change until airline flights are released by the airline.